Well done Cira!
Cremona, December 2018. Belgian Cira Baeck claims the Italian Futurity Open Reserve Championship aboard NF Shining Whiz, and with it a place in history. In fact, she is the first woman Open rider to hit the NRHA $1 Million milestone andthe very first woman in Europe
When the going gets hot…
For Tish,NRHA Futurity Non Pro Championin Oklahoma City last December, her third Futurity title was particularly special. When you manage to bring a home-bred colt to that magic arena, mark a score of 222.5 and then re-enter the show pen a mere 25 minutes laterto face a three-way run-off, and actually improve on your earlier performance, finishing with a 223.5, this means more than simply taking home reining’s most sought-after trophy
Andreu Nogue Puig
Straddling theMediterranean and the West
At the Big Futurity of Cremona, he was the most acclaimed “surprise” protagonist: a young rider, from an equally youthful reining nation, Spain. He has been reining for just three years,yet at his debut in the sport’s most loved and important special event, he conquered all four levels in the 3-yr-olds Non Pro aboard his A Whiz N Cash
Pale Face Dunnit
Digging for Gold
Gold Diggeris the nickname of the latest NRHA Million Dollar Sire. Already ranked among the top 5 Equi-Stat Junior Reining Stallions in May last year, the beautiful “dunalino” has reached this prestigious milestone in just four breeding seasons. This small miracle is the result of a special ‘feeling’ Ginger Schmersal had when she fell for the stallion, without even really knowing why…
Fei vs Nrha
Count me out…
A topic that has aroused much interest, but also considerable confusion among reiners around the world over the 2018-2019 winter season, is that of the termination of the cooperation agreement between the FEI on one side and the NRHA and AQHA on the other. How did this come about? What might the consequences be? Is there still a possibility of resuming the dialogue? Above all, are we sure that the heart of the problem is really the issue of ‘Clean Sport’ and who should dictate the regulations for competitions involving horses of seven years and over?
Soft, relaxed and happier
Nowadays there are a series of professionals that collaborate to ensure the continued physical and mental health of the sport horse: vets specialized in different branches of veterinary medicine and, as previously happened in human healthcare, so also in the equestrian sector words such as massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy are heard ever more frequently.Here wediscussosteopathy…